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  • Ian Livingston Brooking

Baseball getting back to winning ways

The Coastal Carolina baseball team looked to get back to their winning ways after losing their last three games.

The Chanticleers traveled to Jonesboro, Ark. to take on the Arkansas State Red Wolves to open Sun Belt conference play for the 2018 season.

On Friday, Mar. 16, the Chanticleers won their conference opener 3-1 over the Red Wolves.

It was a comedy of errors in the top of third inning as the Chanticleers would score 3 runs off of three blunders by the Red Wolves.

Cory Wood hit what looked like a sacrifice fly ball, but a drop allowed teammate Matt Beaird to score and advanced Seth Lancaster to third.

Lancaster would score on a passed ball, and Wood made it 3-0 to the Chanticleers, scoring from a wild pitch.

Arkansas State would add a run in the bottom of the third inning, but it was not enough to steal a win from the Chanticleers.

Jason Bilous improved to 3-0 on the year, pitching seven innings and striking out nine batters.

On Saturday, Mar. 17, the final score looked like a football score as the Chanticleers scored 26 runs in a 26-14 win over the Red Wolves.

Woody Woodall went 3-4 at the plate, hitting two home runs and racking up six RBIs.

After Arkansas State scored five runs in the bottom of the first inning, the Chanticleers climbed back from a 5-1 deficit and would score 10 runs in the top of the fourth inning.

Keiton Weisz opened the scoring for the Chanticleers with an RBI double to tie things up at 5-5. A few batters later, Woodall would hit his second home run of a game. This time, it would be a three-run home run to left field to make it 8-5 in favor of the Chanticleers.

The Chanticleers would score six more runs in the inning to go up 14-5 over the Red Wolves.

In the sixth inning, Keiton Rivers doubled to bring in three runs to make the score 18-7.

The Red Wolves would get three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, but the Chanticleers responded with a six-run seventh inning to make it 24-10.

Coastal would score two more runs in the eighth inning to push the lead to 26-12.

The Red Wolves would score another two runs and neither team would score in the final inning. Tthe game ended in a 12-run victory for the Chanticleers.

The Chanticleers would sweep the Red Wolves on Sunday, winning 8-3. The series sweep puts the Chanticleers at 15-7 on the year.

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